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After failing to contain their latest opponent, the New York Islanders are likely relishing a chance to face one of league's least prolific teams. The visiting Philadelphia Flyers are coming off an end to a lengthy scoring drought and will attempt to claim a rare set of consecutive victories Wednesday night. The Islanders (10-8-3) gave up nine goals in back-to-back losses to Montreal...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Flatbush Five – Issue No. 3.

Welcome to Islanders Insight’s third installment of the Flatbush Five. Remember how it works: the players listed below were chosen for both their individual and collaborative efforts. Their play and presence are inextricably entwined with whatever success the team is currently experiencing. And our “F Flies” section below stores previous installments, so be sure to check...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Scoring is Coming From All the Right Places

So far the Islanders November has been a tale of two stretches. The team dropped three of the first four games it played this month after combining for only five goals against Buffalo, New Jersey, Montreal and Boston. Indeed, the 1.25 goals/pg performance during the stretch was glaring and the lack of offensive output from the team’s secondary lines and defensemen was widely criticized...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Ruffle Some Feathers in Anaheim, Cruise to 4-1 Victory

Recap The Islanders (9-6-3) concluded their three game west coast trip tonight, as they traveled to Anaheim to take on the Ducks (5-8-4). Despite losing a tough 2-1 game to the L.A. Kings last night the Isles were still hoping to end the three game swing on the right note with a victory and a 2-1 record overall. There were some notable line changes prior to the game as backup goalie...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings Make Islanders Look Like Jesters, Skate Past New York 2-1

Recap The Islanders (8-6-3) continued their brief three game road swing tonight, as they traveled to Los Angeles to take on the Kings (10-6-0). It was a really hard fought game, and the Islanders actually dominated for a while late.  Unfortunately, a second period fluky goal stood up and led the Kings to a 2-1 victory. It really came down to the last few minutes, and a lot of rotten...
Via Islanders Insight
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Survive Shark Attack With 4-2 Win

Recap: The Islanders went into the SAP Center looking for the season sweep of the San Jose Sharks and got just that. After a few games of head-scratching hockey, the Isles got back in the win column defeating the Sharks 4-2. While not the most traditional game from a goal scoring perspective, the two points were just what the doctor ordered. A fast-paced start and goal just 36 seconds...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Reviewing Islanders First Building Block Of 2015-16

Life choices should never ultimately depend on short-sighted decisions without a least some semblance of a fair sample size. I mean, you don’t get divorced after your first fight six months into your marriage right? You don’t throw your newly bought puppy out into the pouring rain after having his/her first accident a week into the arrangement, do you? If you do, maybe you should...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Tweets of the Week: 10/19 to 10/25

If you are using #Isles and tweeting about the Boys of Long Island-Brooklyn, we’ll be watching you. With four wins in five games to help pace a three-team Metro Division race out of the gate, there was plenty of optimism — and the requisite #IslesTwitter-flavored ughs — during the last week in which the Isles went 2-1-0. Controversy over the new unis, arena, banners and goal...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Defensive Miscue Costs Bruins On Casey Cizikas’ First-Period Goal (Video)

Defensive miscues continue to haunt the Boston Bruins. Bruins goalie Jonas Gustavsson turned the puck over in the defensive zone during the first period of Friday’s game against the Islanders. New York quickly capitalized when Johnny Boychuk found Casey Cizikas open in front of the net for the goal. Hear NESN’s Tom Caron, Billy Jaffe and Gord Kluzak break down the goal in...
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Has Impact On Ice, In Locker Room For Islanders (Video)

Johnny Boychuk’s impact goes well beyond statistics. The Islanders defenseman was a leader in the Bruins’ locker room while he was in Boston, and now he is doing the same in New York. “He’s huge for them,” NESN’s Billy Jaffe said on “Bruins Face-Off Live” before Saturday’s game. “His numbers are awesome, but for anybody who knows the importance of locker room...
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins-Islanders: Milestone matchup for Chara, Boychuk

Friday night’s meeting between the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders represented a nice, round number for former teammates Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk. The game was the 1,200th of Chara’s illustrious NHL career — a career that began, coincidentally, when the 38-year-old defenseman made his debut for the Islanders back on Nov. 19, 1997 — and the 400th for Boychuk...
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Keeps ‘Boston Strong’ Patch In His Islanders Locker (Photo)

It’s been more than a year since Johnny Boychuk suited up for the Black and Gold, but Boston still holds a special place in his heart. The former Bruins defenseman, who’s now in his second season with the New York Islanders, has a “Boston Strong” patch in his locker at the Barclays Center (it’s in the right corner of the shelf). The Bruins play the Islanders on Friday...
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 10/14/15

Why won’t Jack Capuano put Ryan Pulock in the lineup over Brian Strait? Islanders’ fans everywhere have asked the question above and the answer is simple. Which right-handed shot defenseman should play the left side? And if you slide one of Johnny Boychuk, Travis Hamonic or Marek Zidlicky to the left side, the negatives could disrupt the entire defensive unit. Something that...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 10/12/15

Islanders’ fans need to pump the breaks on the criticism and take a deep breath. It has been two games and so many of you are ready to jump off the ship. The Islanders opened with arguably the toughest schedule in the NHL, playing the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks on back-to-back nights. It was not pretty but it was two games. Lets not give up on the season...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 10/1/15

With the news of Thomas Hickey’s injury, the durable defenseman could miss up to four weeks and the Islanders defensive depth will get tested early on in the NHL regular season. The Islanders signed veteran Marek Zidlicky to provide depth but the issue with the Czech defenseman is that he is a right-handed shot. The Islanders have Travis Hamonic, Johnny Boychuk already on the right...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 9/21/2015

How Does Marek Zidlicky fit in on the Islanders blue line? I cannot imagine much has been decided this early into training camp but my early prediction would be that the Islanders newest addition would be paired with Thomas Hickey. As one of the oldest players in the league, it will be important that the coaching staff does not overuse Zidlicky. Before the signing I thought Ryan...
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September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Depth Arrives 9/19/2015

You scream…I scream…we all scream for…Ah,forget it. Islanders fans wanted stars. Last off-season gave them Johnny Boychuk, Nick Leddy and Jaroslav Halak. This season, you wanted depth. I give you the deepest competition in training camp we have ever seen along with yesterday’s signing of defenseman Marek Zidlicky, formerly of the New Jersey Devils, to a one year, 1.5 million...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 9/9/2015

What should Islanders fans expect from Johnny Boychuk in his second season wearing the Orange and Blue? Last year Boychuk provided the Islanders with everything they could have dreamed about; another steady right-handed defenseman, a defenseman able to play in all situations and an additional leader to provide a veteran presence in the locker room. Now that he is signed long term...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Over/Under: Johnny Boychuk, Nick Leddy

First line: Tavares, Okposo, LeeLine two: Strome, Nelson, BaileyThird line: Nielsen, Grabovski, KuleminThe final group: Martin, Cizikas, Clutterbuck, Grabner Continuing August’s over/under series, we take a look at the first pairing of defenseman, Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy. That tandem is a near certain combination come October, and after a great first season on Long Island...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Boychuk feels at home with Islanders

Johnny Boychuk bought a new house in Edmonton this summer, but the New York Islanders defenseman has spent nearly as much time on the East Coast as opposed to Alberta.While Boychuk admits he enjoys life with his wife and two daughters, the 31-year-old doesn't take much of a mental break in between NHL seasons."Every year I come home and I’ll take 10-to-14 days off," Boychuk told...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect Profile: Brandon Carlo

Few people in Boston were supportive of the October Bruins trade that sent Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders for draft picks. Little do we know it was the beginning of the end of Peter Chiarelli's tenure as Bruins General Manager
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15 The dust has settled and we now have a pretty good idea of what the Islanders roster will look like heading into training camp. The Islanders have not made a ‘big move’ this offseason trusting that some of their young players will take the next step in their careers however there is still some work to be done on the backend in my estimation...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: “A Life Without Hockey Is No Life at All” 7/17/15

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: “A Life Without Hockey Is No Life at All” We’re getting deeper into the lull that is the NHL offseason and, despite knowing players need a rest and personally not looking forward to another winter so soon, I could really use something hockey related. Too bad ESPN doesn’t have pro-beach hockey anymore. (sigh) Islanders News: Our own Rich Rodrigues...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Johnny Boychuk

Johnny Boychuk Season: 72 GP – 9 G – 26 A – 35 PTS — 14 PIM — plus-15 Career: 393 GP – 28 G – 82 A – 110 PTS — 212 PIM — plus-104 Contract: 6MM cap hit through 2022-23 (UFA) 2014-2015 Season Recap: Johnny Boychuk is the most important New York Islanders hockey player who isn’t named John Tavares. And he is as much presence as he is prowess. Last October...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Plenty of reasons for optimism

The bitterness of the season coming to an end is still fresh in everyone's minds, but that does not mean that there are not plenty of reasons for optimism. The Islanders will bring back a core group of young players and talent that is capable of competing for a Stanley Cup next season."I wouldn't have signed here if I didn't believe in this team and obviously, I do," Johnny Boychuk...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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